[caption id="attachment_32066" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Sharing files over unsecured P2P networks can result in data breaches."]Sharing files over unsecured P2P networks can result in data breaches.[/caption]

 

Peer-to-peer file sharing in schools and colleges has come under scrutiny again after a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) probe turned up massive security breaches that made student grades, Social Security numbers, and medical records accessible to anyone connected to the peer-to-peer networks at several institutions.

The FTC sent letters to 100 schools and companies Feb. 22, warning them of data breaches that made sensitive information vulnerable to

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